Game Thread GAME# 41: CAVALIERS @ BLAZERS - JANUARY 11, 2017 - WEDNESDAY, 7:30 PM (PDT), ESPN & KGW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 10, 2017 at 10:52 PM.

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If you're in the Portland area, will you be/are you going to work Wednesday?

Poll closed Wednesday at 10:52 PM.
  1. Yes

    21.7%
  2. No

    69.6%
  3. Not sure yet

    8.7%
  1. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes Aminu did everything well except one category. Easy to fix.....just stop shooting 3's. He should take no more than 2 a game. If they leave him wide open......like they are, just attack the basket. He does that well.
     
  2. 42N8Bounce

    42N8Bounce 0.9

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    And no more than 2 dribbles.
     
  3. JDC

    JDC Active Member

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    Loved Stotts' strict 8-man rotation tonight. Thought we lost trust in the pass late in the 2nd quarter, but nice to see the response in the 2nd half. Overall, probably the most we've played together all year.

    Random notes...

    - Dame looked sluggish tonight and has looked a step slow since coming back. Hopefully its not the ankle and just him continuing to get his wind back.
    - Nice to see Ed back in the rotation. Looks to have shed that 10-15 pounds he gained in the offseason, looking more spry as of late.
    - The less Vonleh and Leonard, the better.
    - Great game for ET. Still don't like him as a pnr guy, but if he's aggressive with the pass out top during those floppy actions for AC and can get out in transition, he adds value to this team. Would like us posting him up more when he has a mismatch though, but I know that's not Stotts' style
    - Aminu continues to show his immense worth defensively and didn't have has many record scratch moments on offense tonight. The three still isn't falling, but he's starting to look more comfortable with it. Continues to pass surprisingly well in 4 on 3 situations when Dame and CJ get trapped.
    -Harkless has been helped by Aminu's return as well. Takes the pressure off him defensively and allows him to do what he does best.
    -Back to Ed, I like the new cross screening action to get him into position for easy left handed finishes the last couple games. Seems to give him a boost.
    - AC continues to be red hot from 3 and his midrange game seems to be coming into form as well. Hope to see him continue to be aggressive even through the eventual regression. His involvement is huge for the flow of the 2nd unit offense.
    - Oh, and that CJ guy is pretty good.
     
  4. andalusian

    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    First game this year this team played like it mattered from the start to the end, maybe they finally found who they are. That would be nice to see
     
  5. BonesJones

    BonesJones Sniper

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    We should sleep 4 hours the night before every game now.
     
  6. rasheedfan2005

    rasheedfan2005 Well-Known Member

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    I dont get espn. Holy shit we won convincingly? We're good again!
     
  7. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    It looks like they are actually trying on that end, but those other teams we held are LA, SAC, MINN. Let's sustain it
     
  8. Trackjack

    Trackjack Well-Known Member

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    Defense is alot better there still occasional break down but not as much. This should show Dame you don't have to do everything for this team to win. Be the general out there by getting everyone involve like you have the last two games.
     
  9. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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    The Cavaliers left the Rose Garden Dismayed, Disheveled & in Disdain.
    ( And with a Debilitating case of Crabbe(s) )
     
  10. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    Now that was a good win. CLE had trouble getting into Portland on the 2n of a back-to-back but so did POR so it's a wash. I actually think this is a better win than last year's blowout of the Cavs because that was later found to be part of an effort (or lack thereof) to get Blatt replaced.

    This was a full 48 minutes performance from the Blazers the likes we haven't seen very often this season. They won every quarter against a very good team. If they can continue that effort, that is a big departure from how they have been playing. Props to a great win!!! :cheers:
     
  11. SpamKing

    SpamKing "Moisten needle before inserting"

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  12. RipCityDSCPL

    RipCityDSCPL Well-Known Member

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    Like his rookie year.
     
  13. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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  14. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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  15. selloutking

    selloutking BALL DON'T LIE!

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    it is pretty funny that we have top players on our team from the areas of two of the top teams in the nba, pretty well means the blazers will always have supporters in larger numbers in those away games
     
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  16. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Holy crap, we've moved to 28th in DRTG!

    No longer dead last.

     
  17. crandc

    crandc Well-Known Member

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    Fun game, despite circumstances. Crabbe hit a shot from frigging Ashland, I swear. Great D. Don't expect respect from sports media. Just earn it.
     
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  18. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos The One Below

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    He makes a HUGE difference. Aminu for MVP!
     
  19. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    More Aminu means less Leonar_
     
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  20. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Good Enough to Own Shoes

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